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Questions tagged [software-industry]

Questions with this tag should be specific to the Software Industry, or to workplace elements commonly associated with said industry. The Software Industry deals with the creation, maintenance, and distribution of software. In addition, the creation of any associated training/documentation, as well as any consulting work, is included under the auspices of Software Industry.

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Working additional hours as a Software Engineer hurts my productivity

I don't know how to approach my management team about this issue without sounding 'elitist', or like I have a bad attitude. Quite often deadlines and requirements are handed to my team at the last ...
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Afraid to leave my first job [closed]

I'm facing the following problem: I started software development internship year and a half ago, I've passed the internship and now I'm full time software developer. The thing is my company has zero ...
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How can I effectivelly find and apply for Jr. Dev Jobs? [closed]

I'm junior level in front end, self-taught (~2k hours over ~1.8yrs). I wanted to try a job interview and see how I do, but I don't see any jobs. I look on the big job sites(google jobs/indeed/...
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What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader?

Based on his daily commits, I see that he writes lots of bad code and doesn't follow any good practices. I tried talking to him about better ways of writing code like SOLID, DRY, etc (tried to be as ...
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What are the specific constraints of recruiting in rapidly growing startups? [closed]

Background: The first time I had to grad exams as university lecturer, I realized how wrong were all exams/homework I wrote as a student — because I didn't understand grader's expectations/...
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Mobbing by changing job requirements outside skill set?

First things first, I'd like to state a clear intention: I am not trying to post a rant, I just want to know if I am suffering some kind of mobbing. Thank you for your understanding beforehand. I've ...
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Senior manager entered the role of a software developer and performs poorly [closed]

TL;DR: Company co-founder wants to do some 'real work' but does more harm than good. The company is a software house based in UK, has some ~20 employees, makes stable profits, pays well and offers ...
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How to choose a job title when I was the only developer working on a project? [duplicate]

So a while ago I worked on a mobile game where I was the only programmer/developer. I'm confused as to how to name my position - officially, my title was "Lead mobile games developer", since the ...
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Asking an interviewer(s) a technical question back when being interviewed [duplicate]

Suppose an interviewer asks you a technical question. Once you answer the question correctly, you think of a variant of the question that is trickier/less obvious that you think would be worth ...
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My current progress at my internship and my negative thinking [closed]

This is not in the US. I am currently a final year undergraduate, and part of my undergraduate program is to complete an internship. I started my internship (paid) at a small company from January ...
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Recommending previous coworkers while new

I recently started a new software job in the US (less than a month ago) and want to know when and what is appropriate for recommending previous coworkers. My last company experienced a cultural shift ...
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Get a job by contributing to community with Open-source projects as a programmer [duplicate]

Since I can't really afford programming academies and similar educational programmes and systems, I was wondering if I could find a job by applying somewhere later with decent knowledge in several ...
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Should I apply at a company where my uncle is the head?

I study business computer science at the university and I'm in my 5th semester. We are obliged to do an internship in our studies which takes 4 months. I currently work as a programmer (working ...
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How to deal with manager who expects more than we can contribute?

I am in a very complicated situation: I was hired 2.5 years ago at this company for a job I was not trained for but I was sure I could do it. I was very upfront about it at the interview and I was ...
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How can a back end or full stack developer highlight their portfolio site is only meant to showcase their work? [closed]

As a back end or full stack developer, one may want to have a portfolio site that showcases their other work. However, not everyone wants to design or build a portfolio site. Is it ok to use a ...
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How can I get colleagues to makes decisions based off research as opposed to whim?

I'm a software developer and the codebase I work with is horrible. It is the result of no documentation and a high turn around of developers. The one constant is one of the leads, who seems to like ...
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How to communicate co-worker sharing company code on GitHub

I a software developer at a well-known financial company. My team consists of three junior software developers and our team lead has taken more of the manager hence there is really no supervision on ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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How do I motivate usage of Git for the next maintainer?

I'm currently preparing to leave my company and writing extended documentation on the system for an eventual successor. An important note: I was the sole developer on the whole project for the last ...
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What insurance do I need as an web developer consultant in UK

I have a lovely full-time web developer job that I don't wish to leave. But, I've been offered some part-time work on the side. If I can persuade my main employer to give me permission to take on ...
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Contract to Hire salary conversion? [duplicate]

I am currently a contractor working for a DOD contract company as an application developer. I will begin the process of converting over to a full time employee of the DOD company here soon. Recently ...
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Phrasing a job description [closed]

I have quick question maybe I am overthinking it but would like to consult how to describe the job responsibilities I have in one sentence. Basically what I do is I am working in web development for ...
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Is it “ok” to work on personal projects when home sick?

I work as a software developer, working for a client that is invoiced by the company I'm employed at. Yesterday I got sick, symptoms being fever & nausea. With fever, the general treatment is ...
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Unpaid CS internship: am I being screwed over? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid "software engineering" internship in the UK and I'm extremely disappointed. I went in with the expectation that I would be working in a team, have regular code reviews, ...
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What should I say to a client when my boss is almost explicitly telling me to lie?

I have recently moved into a project manager position and am getting used to timelines and deadline talk. My boss who actually meets with clients before a project is greenlit has promised a client ...
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When's the appropriate time to ask for a raise in your first ever Software Engineering job? [closed]

I graduated from college and took a internship transitioning into a full time offer this January, and have been working for the company as a full time intern for 3 months, part time intern for 3 ...
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Avoid salary requirement for exempt employee by changing job title? [closed]

I'm a software engineer working in California. I've been working at my current company for about 5 years and am generally quite happy. Recently, management has been interested in making me an exempt ...
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Did interviewer think I was asking if he wanted stolen code from my employer? [closed]

I recently had an initial phone screen interview for a lead software developer role (the interviewer would have been my boss if I landed the role). During the phone screen I was describing a custom ...
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Switching technology at peak of your career - Things to consider while making a choice [closed]

I am an expert in an obsolete technology which is still being used at few places. I would like to learn something new and change my career path. How to make sure all my years of experience in ...
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As manager, should I explain any decision to my employees?

Usually people like when they understand specific action. For e.g. if I ask then to do TDD, I try to explain why it is important. The issue, starts when they do not agree with the decision, or when I ...
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What is “20/20 Companies ISO Team SmartLink Plus, LLC”? I was given this business card, even after telling him how well I'm doing with another LLC [closed]

I've never seen a business card like this, it's so confusing. He was my uber driver and we got to talking about business. Both work for an LLC. I'm a programmer/consulant in healthcare (independent ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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Coding Interview Assignment - Not sure which technology to use [duplicate]

I have recently applied for a junior developer position at an IT company. During the interview I've managed to be very clear on which technologies and languages I was more familiar with, and all went ...
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Is a full stack developer job worth the stress/effort? (Full stack vs backend vs CTO vs entrepreneur) [closed]

Considering the fact that a full stack developer needs to have strong skills for devops, backend, front end, business modeling, networking, infrastructure, basically strong skills for the whole stack, ...
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Can I ask an interviewer what their preferences are before I work on a technical assignment?

Currently, I am in the process of searching for a job as a software developer. In this field, technical assignments are a popular way for employers to assess candidates. I like this process, but I ...
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How to handle unfair workplace policies in Ireland? [closed]

I am pregnant and struggling with insomnia and my commute doesn't help the situation. I asked my manager if I could work at home and he said no. Naturally, I am not impressed with the situation. I'm a ...
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Colleague blocks change request in peer review because of perceived mistakes in code, but suggested improvements do not work

In the company I work for, change requests go through various steps, including a development step, a peer review step and a testing step. On this particular change request, I have been assigned as a ...
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How to overcome a career switch slip [closed]

As a SDE I am looking to motivate the company to make an investment in the areas I am good at. Is there any strategy I can follow to accomplish that? Inspired in this article I believe I could start ...
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40 year old dev lost at sea and looking for advice [closed]

I´m a 40 year old, single and without children, developer. I have a CS degree and I´ve been working as a developer for almost 20 years. I live and work in Argentina. Argentina has, depending on the ...
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How to handle colleagues who are unwilling to write a bug report?

I'm working as a software developer at a small-ish company (~50 employees). My main project is a mobile app. I have most of my colleagues on the alpha test channel and customers do not have access to ...
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What issues might there be in accepting a position in the cannabis industry? [closed]

I might be offered a position as a software developer at a company that produces software for the cannabis industry. I don't have any legal, ethical, or moral issues with the job, company, or industry ...
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Is it unprofessional to car share?

To save some money, my colleague and I decided to start car sharing to and from work. Our workplace operates a flexible working policy between 7 and 7 and we often come in early and leave early to ...
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An engineering manager on the verge of breakdown [closed]

My employer is a small startup with about thirty people, and a tech team of 10, including myself. As the tech lead of the company I am end-responsible for all software we produce, play a supporting ...
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employer asks about my long term plan after me asking for salary raise

I am a software developer and working on a lead position in a company. I asked my boss, with decision power in the company for salary raises, for a salary raise as I am very below average for my ...
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How can I identify challenging jobs during my job search? [closed]

I am currently stuck in a rut in my career. I am a very experienced web developer who is finding his work increasingly repetitive and even a little facile. Unfortunately, changing jobs doesn’t seem a ...
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How do I deal with finding out that my underperforming teammate makes more than I?

So I have this teammate who is much older than I which is probably the reason why he earns more than I. He has tons of experience on other aspects of software engineering but when it comes to iOS ...
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What should be my position title in my startup? [duplicate]

My friend and I started a startup. I don't have any equity in the company since he is the one who set it all up. Currently we are only two people; we are looking to hire more. I'm working on the ...
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How to handle interview technical tests that are absurd (e.g. an unreasonably large task with a short time limit)?

If an interview includes a technical test involving an unreasonably large task and short time limit, does it make sense for a candidate to turn in work that does not meet the candidate's quality ...
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How to think of being moved under a less experienced manager? [closed]

I am the founding engineer at a startup. Since the beginning of the company I've reported directly to the CEO and then the CTO after he was hired. Our company has grown considerably since then (from ...
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How can I behave when I will be ignored as a team member after my resignation? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I worked in a startup for 11 months.Two months later I got a job offer and I resigned from my actual post and I'm still making the award period. After the resignation of ...